Strong communities are at the heart of a renewed Northern Ireland. We want people to live and work in communities that are rejuvenated and revitalised and which engender a sense of pride.
The DUP is committed to the physical development of communities by:
The DUP is committed to the social and economic development of communities by:
The DUP believes that all parents should have access to good quality and affordable childcare for their children. We need to ensure those parents who want to can access, stay and progress in paid work and in turn contribute to our economy in Northern Ireland.
Good childcare can play a key role in the educational and social development of a child.
The DUP fought against the closure of the childcare voucher scheme and ensured this was extended.
In terms of future provision, the DUP is committed to:
It was the DUP that first proposed a mitigation package in Northern Ireland when the Welfare Reform process began.
A DUP Minister introduced the mitigations package which ended up making welfare better and giving protection for the vulnerable. Sinn Fein’s refusal to form an Executive for three years put these vital protections for the vulnerable at risk.
The best means of developing and delivering the best mitigation package is through a working Northern Ireland Assembly backed up by expert advice. This is what the DUP wants to see happen again. The DUP supports:
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